Thursday, November 10, 2005

Nuns and Motorcycle Riders

This Saturday, Houston Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the Retreads Motorcycle Club will join forces to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for needy children.

The Galveston County Daily News reports:

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and the Retreads Motorcycle Club have teamed up to sponsor The Nun Run, a motorcycle ride from Houston to Galveston.

The fund-raiser will help buy Christmas presents for 500 children as well as gift certificates for food for their families.
For many of these children, the presents they get at the party are the only gifts they will receive, said Rosanne Popp, a nun who is a physician and the medical director at the clinic.

"“We wanted to do something fun and different to raise money for the presents, and the idea of a motorcycle ride seemed like a lot of fun and very, very different,"” she said.

"The sisters have really gotten behind the event and in fact, there may be some riding along with the bikers."


If you live in the Houston-Galveston area, you may want to donate to those children. Not to mention, the event sounds fun and it's definitely different.

UPDATE 11/23/2005
The Galveston County Daily News reported:

The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word Bike Run found the talented Sister Deenan Hubbard doing the logo for the event. She is on the leadership team for the congregation and is big on bikes. Her brother, Ted, is a big time super biker in California and came to join in. Approximately $10,000 was raised for presents for needy children and food for more than 500 families at the Christus Southwest Community Health Center. Along with 50-ish motorcycles in the police-escorted ride from the Villa de Matel to Kathy’s Katerers (and lunch) came about a dozen sisters in sidecars and on their own bikes. Most of the sisters accompanied the bikers in cars that followed the course....


It's good to know the fund-raiser was successful.


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